Community Resources

Emergency Events, Industry Incidents of Concern
  • Since its formation, Deer Park Community Advisory Council’s community members have advised plants on what the community expects in terms of communication and plant coordination with the City of Deer Park and surrounding areas during a significant industry incident such as a fire, explosion, or toxic release as well as during other noticeable incidents.
  • DPCAC members encourage local community members need to make use of the links that follow to obtain facts during an incident and to take appropriate action when needed.
  • CAER Online is an app and a website provided by East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA). Plant incidents that are noticeable and potentially concerning to the community are posted as messages from the plants online and on the CAER Online App (Apple Store or Google Play). Most DPCAC plants belong to EHCMA.
  • The City of Deer Park uses the CodeRED® system to deliver critical and time-sensitive communications such as severe weather warnings, evacuation notices, shelter-in-place notices, and missing child alerts, in addition to community announcements. Look for “Emergency Notifications” at http://www.ci.deer-park.tx.us and follow directions to sign up.
  • On the Deer Park Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) website, learn what to do in a chemical emergency and how to shelter in place as a safety precaution in case of a significant chemical release. Meet Wally Wise, a big turtle that helps children learn how to shelter in place.  deerparklepc.org
  • Every city in the Deer Park area has an emergency notification system that may be found on that city’s website. In addition to signing up for Greater Harris County 9-1-1's emergency notification system, check out their Emergency Profile Service and their "call if you can, text if you can't" service for certain cell phone companies.  911.org
  • Check ReadyHarris.org provided by the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. They offer information during an incident as well as helpful information about weather and other events. You can also sign up here to receive ozone alerts.
  • Use the Houston Transtar website to check on traffic jams and road closures. houstontranstar.org
Air Quality
  • Harris County’s Community Air Monitoring Program (CAMP) dashboard allows users to see the daily and yearly average for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and daily particulate matter (PM) values at fixed monitoring positions throughout the county.  Data from the five Houston Regional Monitoring (HRM) monitors located in east Harris County can be viewed here as well. https://pcs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/default.aspx
  • The 2020 Report on Houston Air Quality, compiled by Houston Regional Monitoring, covers results of monitoring ozone, air toxics, and fine particulate matter by HRM, TCEQ, and others. http://hrm.aecom.com 
For Updates on Local Transporation Projects

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) manages construction and maintenance for State Highways 225 and 146.  
Website: www.txdot.gov

Social media:
Facebook:  txdothouston   Twitter:  @TxDOTHouston

 

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) manages Beltway 8 and the Houston Ship Channel Bridge.
Website:   https://www.hctra.org/MajorProjects.
Website for Houston Ship Channel Bridge:  https://www.shipchannelbridge.org

Social media:  Facebook: HCTRA   Twitter:  @HCTRA

 

Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia manages county roads and bridges in this area. Pct. 2’s responsibility for the Washburn Tunnel and the Lynchburg Ferry is being moved to the Harris County Toll Road Authority in March 2020.  Both will remain toll-free. 

Website:  https://www.hcp2.com/

Social media: Facebook:  harriscountyprecinct2    Twitter:  @HarrisCoPct2

Precinct 2 newsletter:  https://www.hcp2.com/news/press-room

Petrochemical Industry Organizations